Spend a day engaging in soothing yoga practices to both support you in your day-to-day work and share with clients to enhance their own self-care and healing journeys. These evidence-based practices from LifeForce Yoga can reduce traumatic responses and high levels of anxiety by helping to move into the parasympathetic nervous system, stimulate the vagal nerve, and find moments of deep rest and contentment through simple breathing practices, guided meditations, and accessible movements. You’ll explore how to:
- Evaluate breathing patterns to assess emotional states, and shift them with a yoga-based practice
- Instantly bring an anxious state into balance at any point in the day with a breath practice, hand gesture, or sound
- Teach clients new ways to self-regulate and self-soothe with postures that bring about a sense of being grounded and attuned to your body
- Develop a regular meditation practice that calms the mind, body, and emotions
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT500, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the author of Yoga Skills for Therapists, Yoga for Depression, and numerous articles and book chapters that support yoga for mental health. She’s the founder of LifeForce Yoga.